Cryptoassets: an overview

H. Kent Baker, Hugo Benedetti, Ehsan Nikbakht, Sean Stein Smith

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Bitcoin's introduction as the first cryptoasset in 2009 ushered in a new era, representing a seismic shift in the financial markets. Since then, this evolving asset class has generated much interest, excitement, and growth. This chapter begins by providing a brief background of cryptoassets. It then discusses their main types (cryptocurrencies, security tokens, and utility tokens), users (individual investors, major financial institutions, endowments, and hedge funds), and benefits and drawbacks. Next, it sets forth the book's purpose, distinguishing features, intended audience, and structure. The chapter provides a synopsis of each of the remaining 21 chapters. Although no single book can encompass all changes and iterations of these technologies as they emerge in the marketplace, this book brings together a broad collection of industry expertise and academic analysis to create a book helpful to researchers, academics, and practitioners.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaThe Emerald Handbook on Cryptoassets
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaInvestment Opportunities and Challenges
EditorialEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Número de páginas9
ISBN (versión digital)9781804553206
ISBN (versión impresa)9781804553213
EstadoPublicada - 16 ene. 2023

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